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William Benton Whisenhunt

Born: in Murray, Kentucky
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Whisenhunt moved to Illinois in 1992 to pursue graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has lived in Glenview, Naperville, and St. Charles. Since 2003, he has lived in Sycamore.

Biography: William Whisenhunt is a Professor of History at College of DuPage. He has edited several books including ''Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union'' with Steven A. Usitalo in 2008, Marguerite Harrison's ''Marooned in Moscow: An American Woman Imprisoned in Soviet Russia'' in 2011, ''New Perspectives on Russian-American Relations'' with Norman E. Saul in 2015 and Albert Rhys Williams' ''Through the Russian Revolution'' in 2017.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

William Whisenhunt on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A Russian paints America :
ISBN: 9780773575066 OCLC: 651982393

McGill-Queen's University Press, Montréal : ©2008.

Pavel Petrovich Svin'in (1787/88-1839) was a painter, diplomat, and journalist who spent two years as part of the first Russian diplomatic mission to the United States. Soon after returning to Russia, Svin'in published a travel narrative of his experiences. A Russian Paints America presents the first complete English translation of Svin'in's fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts. Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin'in's life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin'in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development. A Russian Paints America provides a compelling picture of the political and cultural environment in Russia and America in the early nineteenth century.--Jacket.

In search of legality :
ISBN: 0880334681 OCLC: 48361824

East European Monographs ; Boulder : 2001.